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. consumers are informed and educated as to what their rights are versus the rights of the maker or carrier might be. going forward, we all have roles in terms of making sure we know exactly what we're talking about. we do not want to undermine intellectual property rights. we want consumers the freedom to contract with those carriers and be able to transfer their devices around. they will the device, but not necessarily that until actual property rights. the white house made it clear they support devices when you are not under contract. exactly. if you have a contract, that is a subsidy for your phone. >> you are right. i am sure bloomberg reported that. a lot of outlets didn't. so you have these images of consumers being hauled off in handcuffs. that is not happening and it will not happen. you are right. once you own something or on the license to something, then you ought to be able to think about carrier choice. that is available now, by the way. todd shields, tell us what is going on. there is a long history going back. there was a big treaty to go sheesh and in dubai in the past dece
from the oil. getting a makerbot is also an education in how things are made in the manufacturing process and in the world around us. >> host: are you the inventer? >> guest: you can blame me.
. getting a makerbot is also educational and how things are made in the manufacturing process and the world around us. >> host: where did you come up with the idea of? >> guest: 3-d printers have been around for 25 years but they were mainframe sized machines that were really expensive. i wanted one, so some friends and i got together and started tinkering. when it worked we quit our jobs and started makerbot so everybody could have one of them. >> host: bre pettis is the founder of makerbot and the ceo of the makerbot corporation out of brooklyn new york. one of the hottest products here on the floor of ces.
are informed and are well educated as to what their rights are, um, versus what the rights of either the device maker or the carrier might be, then i think we'll have a better marketplace. so going forward i think we all have a role, so that would be congress, the federal trade commission, the federal communications commission and others in terms of making sure we know exactly what we're talking about here. but we don't want to undermine intellectual property rights, and we want to allow consumers of to have the freedom to contract with those carriers and be able to transfer their devices around once they own the device. they'll own the device, but they won't necessarily own the copyright material and the license to it. >> and, in fact, the white house made it clear they support unlocking of devices when you're not under c. they're not -- under contract. they're not saying go out and get the contract and unlock your device the next day -- >> guest: exactly. and that's an important point. >> yeah, and i think that's messed. the idea is to prevent unlocking once the contract is finished. if i und
to contract. if consumers are informed and well educated to what their rights are, versus the rights of the device maker or carrier might be, then i think we'll have a better marketplace. going forward, i think we all have a role, that would be congress, federal trade commission, federal communications commissions, and others in terms of making sure we know exactly what we are talking about here, but we don't want to undermind the property rights and allow consumers to have the freedoms to contract with those carriers and be able to transfer their devices around once they own the device. they own the device, but not the copy right, but not all the intellectual property or the licenses to it. >> smart, the white house put out a statement a couple weeks ago saying they support unlocking of devices when you are not under contract. they don't say get your carrier contract and unlock the device the next day and walk from the contract. >> guest: exactly. a very important point. >> i think that's missed in the debate. unlock any time. well, no, if you have a considerate, that's a subsidy fo
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